Fair Warning: Faculty Perceptions of an Early Alert System
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
This study investigated the faculty’s perception of the early alert system employed at a public liberal arts college. Universities use early alert systems to address issues of attrition, persistence, and retention. This study was a sequential, mixed-methods design that evaluated early alerts sent to students in the Fall 2015 semester and interviewed faculty about their perceptions of the alert system. Findings indicated that faculty see the system as a valuable tool for communicating with students experiencing academic difficulty. Faculty also expressed concerns about the alert system’s overall effectiveness, particularly in altering academic outcomes for at-risk students.
Ronco, Lawrence, "Fair Warning: Faculty Perceptions of an Early Alert System" (2016). M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership Research Projects. 38.